You may experience stomach discomfort like diarrhea, gas, bloating, vomiting, joint ache, headache or have a metallic taste in your mouth.
These side effects may happen but should get better over time. Check with your doctor if any of these side effects are serious or do not go away.
Pancreatitis is a rare but serious side effect of vildagliptin. You should stop taking this medication and check with your doctor immediately if you experience:
Lactic acidosis (a buildup of lactic acid in the body) is a very rare but serious medical problem linked to metformin. The chance of this happening increases if your kidneys are not working properly.
Symptoms of lactic acidosis include
If any of these happens, stop taking your medication and see a doctor immediately as you will need treatment straight away.
Inform your doctor if
If you need to do fasting blood tests, do not take your medication until your blood has been taken and you have eaten.
Avoid taking alcohol with this medication.